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Building science for LEED v4 wall design made easy
Concept and design

Building science for LEED v4 wall design made easy - video

...Wall Design: Building Science The wall we designed for the Edelweiss house, Canada's first LEED Platinum V4 Home is best categorized as a 'REMOTE' wall, a...

Choosing a building envelope
Wall assemblies - new construction

Choosing a building envelope - starting with the perfect wall

...wall? What is the most energy efficient wall? What is the most soundproof wall? What is the most affordable wall? That is just a short list of things to...

Renovate, Remodel or Rebuild? How to choose which is Best for Homes
Wall assemblies - renovation

Should I be renovating my home or tearing it down & rebuilding?

...wall being stripped back to the original structure that will be rebuilt as a REMOTE wall © Michel Chenier Whether new or old, REMOTE walls are a great build...

Earthship in Taos, New Mexico, shame they don't work in cold climates
Concept and design

Do Earthships work in cold climates?

...wall. Compare that to a 40x50 foot house, which is also 2,000 square feet, but has only 180 feet of wall exterior wall. That translates into - less building mat...

Choosing between OSB or Plywood for house sheathing for Roofs, Walls & Floors.
Wood and organic materials

Which is better, OSB or Plywood for Roofs, Walls & Floors?

...walls. In modern times, this is known as the REMOTE wall . and if you stick a hefty amount of mineral wool on the exterior of sheathing that lets vapour go righ...

Multi-unit Passive House for Heiltsuk First Nation on Campbell Island,
Passive House

Multi-unit Passive House for Heiltsuk First Nation in British Columbia

...remote locations. It quickly became clear that conventional site-built construction would not work, given the short construction season and the need to barge ...

Passively-heated off-grid LEED house in Low, Quebec
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off-grid living blog: a firsthand account of building and living in a remote area

...wall construction © Bala Structures On the inside of this 2x8 wall is the polyethylene air/vapour barrier. Inside of that is a 2x4 utility wall, holding all...